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Monday, 22 October, 2018

Three horses to look out for during tonight's action

Escobar: a Listed winner at two and makes his third start for David O'Meara at Haydock
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There are three meetings to keep sports fans entertained following the afternoon fixtures – and the opening match of the World Cup – with Leopardstown, Uttoxeter and Haydock providing the action. Here we highlight three horses it could pay to follow . . .

St Patrick's Day
7.05 Leopardstown

This full brother to US Triple Crown hero American Pharoah makes his debut for Aidan O'Brien in the Group 3 Ballycorus Stakes.

A winner on his second start when trained by Bob Baffert, the Pioneerof The Nile colt boasts several fancy entries, including in the Darley July Cup and Qipco Irish Champion Stakes.

True Valour, a recent third in the Investec Diomed Stakes, and former Group 2 scorer Ardhoomey appear the main dangers in a fascinating renewal.

Escobar
7.55 Haydock

A promising juvenile for Hugo Palmer, this four-year-old has moved to David O'Meara, who is second to none when it comes to revitalising other people's cast-offs.

He took a step back in the right direction on his second start for his new trainer with a close third at Doncaster last time.

David O'Meara: trainer of potential Royal Hunt Cup runner Escobar
O'Meara has him in a much more valuable race at Sandown on Saturday, but this will be easier to win if the plan is to get a penalty to get into next week's Royal Hunt Cup.

Dunstall Dolly
9.15 Uttoxeter

A first ride back for Adrian Heskin, who broke his arm when falling from Rocklander at Aintree on Grand National day.

This five-year-old, trained by Tom George, was tailed-off on debut on heavy ground at this course in April but has since undergone a wind operation.

Of those with form, Iain Jardine's Keep The River, a narrow second at Kelso on her first start last month, is the one to beat.


Follow the latest updates from this evening's racing on Raceday Live


 

Escobar took a step back in the right direction on his second start for his new trainer with a close third at Doncaster last time

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